Spanish Courses in Cuzco
An international Spanish course in Cuzco will greatly help
your Spanish language proficiency while offering insights
into a different culture and even continent. Discover the way of
life of a culture influenced by Incan and by Spanish traditions
while learning standard Spanish in communicatively oriented
international study groups.
Cuzco City Guide
In earlier times Cuzco served as door to Incan fortress Machu
Picchu and an important Incan node of commerce, administration
and religion. In 1533 Picarro killed the last Incan emperor Atahualpa,
which led to the downfall of Incan empire.
Today, it is a fascinating mixture of Pre-Colombian structures,
Colonial buildings and contemporary mestizo culture. Esp. at
Inti Raymi Cuzco comes to life with thousands of Peruvians celebrating
winter solstice and the sungod following Pre-Colombian traditions
while Christian believes have shaped the festival 'Virgin del
Carmen' in nearby Paucartambo.
The face of the city, too, is determined by a mix of cultures: Incan
ruins like Sacsayhuamán or Qoricancha (Temple
of the Sun) are major highlights. Roman catholic cathedral 'Church
of Triumph' was built on top of Incan ruins and bewitches with
its elegant architecture. Spacious 'Plaza del Arma' holds
a spectacular fountain. It is Cuzco's main square with many important
buildings among them its cathedral.
Study at Cuzco University
La 'Universidad de Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cuzco' (UNSAAC)
offers a broad selection of academic courses and looks back on more
than 300 years of academic tradition: It was founded by Pope Inocencio
XII in 1692 and has been influential in political and social matters
ever since.. A staff of about 1500 people serves the needs of more
than 13.000 students.